And welcome to the new look for A Little Haze Book Blog
I just got tired of the old colour scheme so thought I’d freshen things up.
Also, the eagle-eyed among you may have spotted my name change too… Well never fear it’s still the same Emer just with a more traditional Irish twist.
The name Emer is actually an anglicised version of Éimhear.
I originally decided to use the Emer spelling because I thought it would be easier for non-Irish people to pronounce. But it turns out that a lot of people still didn’t pronounce it correctly lol! I know of many people who pronounced the “Em” at the beginning of Emer akin to how the “Emm” sounds in the name Emma. However, Emer is actually pronounced with an emphasis on the first E so it’s like eee-mer (rhymes with dreamer, screamer, lemur etc etc.)
Recently I saw that the actress Thandwie Newton made a spelling change to her name (previously spelled Thandie). She decided to reclaim her true name and to no more have it be anglicised and it resonated with me.
I felt inspired.
I’ve wanted to use the Éimhear spelling for so long but wasn’t brave enough to change.
Well now I’m changing.
My name is Éimhear.
It is pronounced exactly the same as Emer, (rhyme it with dreamer etc.) and for those of you who have gotten used to using the Emer spelling that’s okay. I answer to both spellings!
But in case you’re wondering who this new Éimhear person commenting on your blog posts is, well it’s still little old me!
Much love to you all dear blogging friends